Learning in the city through pervasive gaming

A presentation of Nikolaos Avouris (University of Patras, Greece) about location-based games, their learning potentials and the game-progress in Greece! 😉

Here is the presentation.

Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning

The General Conference of UNESCO has approved the establishment of a Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability at Aalborg University in Denmark, as a Category 2 Centre established under the auspices of UNESCO.

The overall mission and objectives of the Aalborg UNESCO Centre are to develop the role of universities in promoting engineering, science and sustainability education and innovation through the creation of a global centre and network of excellence on Problem and Project Based Learning (PBL) for knowledge sharing, education and capacity building to address global challenges through North-South and South-South cooperation.

Engineering, science, technology and innovation are of vital importance in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals and related global challenges ­ especially sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation. Particular challenges for engineering and science include the need to develop cleaner, greener technologies, and to encourage more young people into engineering through the transformation of engineering education. Problem and project based learning has been shown to play an important role as an effective framework for educating engineers and scientists for solving complex tasks in a collaborative framework.

Spielen in Berlin!

Have a Happy New Year all of you, many greetings from playful Berlin!*

Here are some of the groups organizing Playing – Afternoons:) in the city of Berlin:

Spielfest, Berlin spielt, Freispiel030, Spieletreff, Spielbrett

Today I am gonna explore the one in Urbanstr. 21 at 18:00 (Spielfest), and could be possible also to visit the one in the Familiezentrum in Prenzlauerberg (Berlin Spielt) starting at the same time!

Before 18:00, I will have a look at the “Spielbrett” store 😉 it seems I will have an interesting Friday afternoon!

Games For Change – Annual Conference 2012

Los Angeles, 29.4 – 1.5

A new theme that will run throughout the conference is the use of games for social good and to advance learning. Special sessions and interactive activities will invite participants to experience how games can enhance the work of philanthropy. The games programming was developed by a team that includes Michelle Byrd, Games for Change; Tracy Fullerton, University of Southern California Interactive Media Division; Kristy Norindr, University of Southern California Game Innovation Lab; Mayur Patel, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Vince Stehle,Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM).